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Navigating fed funding takes startup moxie

Lori Valigra |

A $2.6 billion jackpot for early stage R&D funding from 11 federal agencies plus their related institutes seems too good to pass up, but applying for the money isn’t for...

Winter takes big toll on Portland economy

A new Portland Press Herald analysis published Friday gives a snapshot of how much of a negative impact this year’s winter had on Maine and greater...

Thomaston car dealership sued over ageism claim

Shepard Chrysler Dodge Jeep, a car dealership in Thomaston, is being sued by a former employee who claims he was fired because of his age.

Mexicali Blues CEO to open distillery

Topher Mallory, the CEO of Mexicali Blues, is planning to open a distillery with a business partner in the retailer’s home base of Newcastle.

Portland business incubator attracts investors

Portland city officials and developers of the New England Ocean Cluster House have identified the Maine State Pier as the location for the marine-based business incubator.

Redfin debuts its brokerage services in southern Maine

Seattle-based real estate brokerage Redfin announced today the debut of its home-buying and selling services in southern Maine.

Penobscot Bay chamber head resigns

Staci Coomer, the executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, has resigned to take a job in Washington, D.C.

Co-working space to open in Bar Harbor

A new co-working space in Bar Harbor is expected to open this April, giving professionals and small businesses a new and affordable option for office space.

Deadline nears for $30K startup contest

The deadline for Gorham Savings Bank’s third annual LaunchPad Competition is right around the corner, giving Maine startups a few more days to sign up for a chance to win...

Fire guts Kennebunk commercial building

A commercial building in Kennebunk that housed two businesses was destroyed by a fire on Tuesday. No one was in the building at the time.